Mr. Khalid Saleem, District Coordination Officer (DCO) – Lodhran, Government of Punjab chaired the inaugural session of the recently established ‘District AIDS Council’ (DAC) an initiative of Nai Zindagi under the Global Fund Round 9 – HIV grant. The Lodhran District AIDS Council is co-charied by Nai Zindagi Trust and the focal person is the District Officer Coordination.
Other members comprise of the District Police Officer, Executive District Officer (EDO) Health, EDO Community Development, Medical Suprintendents of the Civil Hospital, District Officer Social Welfare and Deputy DIrector Information. The meeting was widely attended by officials of the Bar Association, Business community, Civil Society, Media and relevant persons.
The District AIDS Council will provide guidance to Nai Zindagi’s team operating in Lodhran and will monitor progress on a regular basis. The DAC will meet every quarter in order to further improve the quality and scale of rights based services for the program beneficiaries. The DCO extended full cooperation to the Nai Zindagi team in Lodhran.